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NHTSA Campaign Id 11V065000; Date: Feb. 4, 2011

The sensing algorithm or thermal switch installed to shut off power to the refrigerator when high temperatures are detected due to a possible hydrogen gas leak may not shut off in sufficient time to prevent a fire.

icon1 Recalled Vehicles:

1997 Coachmen Aurora 2000 Georgie Boy Cruise Air 2001 Georgie Boy Cruise Air 2002 Georgie Boy Cruise Air 1999 Georgie Boy Cruise Master 2000 Georgie Boy Cruise Master 2001 Georgie Boy Cruise Master 2002 Georgie Boy Cruise Master 2003 Georgie Boy Cruise Master 1999 Georgie Boy Landau 2000 Georgie Boy Landau 2001 Georgie Boy Landau 2002 Georgie Boy Landau 1999 Georgie Boy Maverick 2000 Georgie Boy Maverick 2001 Georgie Boy Maverick 2002 Georgie Boy Maverick 2000 Georgie Boy Suite 2001 Georgie Boy Suite 2002 Georgie Boy Suite 2004 Sportscoach Elite 2005 Sportscoach Elite 2006 Sportscoach Elite 2007 Sportscoach Elite 2008 Sportscoach Elite 2009 Sportscoach Elite 2008 Sportscoach Legend 2009 Sportscoach Legend

Component: Equipment

Manufactured by: Coachmen Rv Company, Llc

Affected Units:: 888

icon3 Recall Summary:

Coachmen is recalling certain recreational vehicles equipped with 1200-series norcold refrigerators. The population of refrigerators being addressed contains either a sensing algorithm or thermal switch to shut off power to the refrigerator when high temperatures are detected in order to prevent a potential fire. The response times of the sensor algorithm and thermal switch devices to stop power are not sufficient.

icon2 How to Fix:

Coachmen is working with norcold to identify and notify any affected owners. Owners will be instructed to contact norcold dealers to receive the remedy free of charge. Please see norcold's defect report 10e-049 for additional information. The safety recall began on February 21, 2011. Owners may contact norcold at 1-800-767-9101.

icon4 Recall Notes:

Owners may also contact the national highway traffic safety administration's vehicle safety hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (tty 1-800-424-9153), or go to http://www.safercar.gov .

Date Owners notified by Manufacturer: Feb 21, 2011

Also see:

All recalls of Coachmen vehicles.

More recall documents on nhtsa.gov.